Taylor Enjoys Playing Under Keegan


We think there will be little trouble in having Steven Taylor sign an extended contract at Newcastle in the summer, and the only thing Steven is concentrating on is the next game.

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Steven Taylor – concentrating only on next game

Steven’s always had a good attitude and he is very keen to remain a starter at the club he has supported all his life. And he’s also more than pleased that the great Kevin Keegan is back at the club, and he makes no secret of the fact that he likes playing for Kevin.

Steven Taylor told the Shields Gazette today:

“The next game is the only thing I’m looking at – it’s as simple as that.” “I’ve got an agent now, and I’ll leave the rest to other people.”

“There’s been enough talk all season, I’ve had my say, and now I’m just getting on with my football.” “I’m enjoying playing under the new manager, and I just want to play every game.”

Taylor’s start against West Ham on Saturday in Newcastle’s 2-2 draw at Upton Park was the 110th start of his Newcastle career and he has a total of 128 appearances for the club so far. Not bad for a player who only turned 22 years old in January.

It was Taylor’s 34th appearance of the season and it was the 27th time this season he has started a Premier League match.

There will be extra pressure on Steven’s place next season, as Kevin will be bringing in another top center-half, but it wouldn’t surprise us either, if Steven keeps his starting position in the team.

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13 comments so far

  • Gloryhunter

    Apr 30, 2008 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #1

    As long as Taylor is realistic about how good he thinks he is….

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  • wolfhound

    Apr 30, 2008 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #2

    taylor could win an oscar sometimes for the elaborate stops he makes hope he hangs around though and get more experience from houghton

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  • Graeme

    Apr 30, 2008 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #3

    As long as Taylor understands he isnt anywhere near as good as his daddy thinks he is!!!!

    He has great potential, but is caught out far too often; makes stupid errors, his positional play is no more than average and still goes to sleep during the game.

    He needs a bloody good kick up the rump if he is going to make the grade as first choice CD at SJP – the jury is still out on young Mr Taylor!!!

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  • Aussie Toon

    Apr 30, 2008 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #4

    The way it is going at Man City i think certain Defenders might be willing to leave. R Dunne & M Richards would be welcome to St James 🙂 Who else from Man City?, I cannot believe the move of their owner after 1 season but good for us i feel 🙂

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  • Hamas (51times)

    Apr 30, 2008 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #5

    He’s a home grown CB who is PL quality, no way we can let him go.

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  • Leo

    Apr 30, 2008 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #6

    well we cant say much about thaksin considering what freddie five bellies was like, the way he sacked bobby robson was probably worse

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  • Faustino

    Apr 30, 2008 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #7

    Still believe that Steve will be as good as he thinks he is if he stays in the side and certainly if he is along side someone like Dunne.

    On another note, do you think he actually waits to be asked for a comment anymore or does he just ring the papers up every day for a chat?

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  • zhun

    Apr 30, 2008 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #8

    if Micah signed, the partnership between him and taylor is for the future of England!

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  • Obafan

    Apr 30, 2008 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #9

    He is absolutely not the best defender, but in recent weeks (like the others) he has prooved that he is worth of playing in the EPL. On the other hand if you really want to have a club that competes for Champions League in a few years I think Taylor is not good enough ATM. So buy an experienced defender who can lead our defence. I would go for Ujfalusi!!!

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  • azim

    Apr 30, 2008 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #10

    he is still 22 ..and still a lot more to play.. he is just on the beginning of his career..so how could Obafan claim he is not good enough to play for Newcastle if we want to compete for champions league..he is much better than cacapa and rozehnal….and he will only come better

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  • Obafan

    Apr 30, 2008 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #11

    azim – becaue it is the truth. He makes too much stupid mistakes too be top player. I don’t say he cannot improve, read my comment once again :-s .

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  • Geordie Gerrard7

    Apr 30, 2008 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #12

    taylor is jt in the making, seem to be learning more now hughton is about.

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  • mitch

    May 1, 2008 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #13

    Taylor is a young lad who has had crap defenders next to him he will be a brilliant player wants he gets experiance and a good experianced defender to play alongside him

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